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lwcollmann
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where can I buy the tool to take forks apart? the one to take the cap off the top. I saw them some place, but I cant find them now.
Lloyd


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702scottc
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Look in the DIY section. WingAdmin posted a really nice how-to for removing the front forks. He has a nice tool for caging the fork cap. I'm sure you can ask him for the part number and where he purchased it. You can fabricate something but it's not worth the trouble, the tool he shows works easily every time. I'm going to purchase one the next time I service my forks, trying to reinstall that cap under spring tension is tough, took me a while to get it lined up to not ruin the threads. Do yourself a favor and remove the forks from the bike, I did mine with them on the bike, PIA..
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Post by WingAdmin »

It's a Honda tool, and it works on quite a few different Honda bikes. By reversing the die in it it works on my wife's PC800 as well. The part number is 07KMF-MT20300, and you can get it from Cyclemax's OEM site here: https://www.onlinemicrofiche.com/cyclem ... ewcart.asp

But be sitting down before you do - when I got mine they were priced at around $120, they now want $186 for it! They go for close to that on eBay, I see one that just sold for $168, so I suppose you could buy one, use it, then resell it on eBay when you're done.
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Thanks for the info. I will try cyclenuts.
Thanks Lloyd
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702scottc
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It sure is a nice tool. Short money when you think about trying to cobble something together to make it work. You may check in your area to see how much a shop would charge to re-seal the fork tubes once you remove them from the bike.
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HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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Re: fork tool

Post by Wingsconsin »

When I redid the '92 last fall I removed the forks from the bike and took them to my local dealer with all the parts I needed , sliders, seals and dust covers. They redid them including the fork oil for less than the tool cost.

I have the ability to do them myself as I redid my GS850 last year -- but the Wings forks are under more spring load due to the immense weight of the bike and I didn't want to spend for the tool....
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If you pull your forks, you can build this for less than $10 for the hardware to remove/install the fork caps safely. ....



To make future fork oil changes easy if your model does not have the Schrader air valves in the fork caps, drill/tap them and add a button head hex bolt along with a couple of tight fitting o-rings with a small washer and use a syringe to add the correct amount of fork oil to each tube.











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Old post, but it's never to late to say thank you, Dusty Boots !!!! I fabricated and used this 2x4 spring tool with much success. Cheap and easy to build. I'm done with it so if anyone wants to use it you're welcome to borrow it.


-- Mark

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Hi saw your post there !! - Make one - I did these are my how Too's - Go have a look - Click on the links :D :D :D :D

How to make your own fork cap spring removal tool - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36765

How to make your own steering yoke bottom bearing pulling tool

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How to make your own steering head bearing removal tool

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Hope this helps !! :D :D :D :D :D


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